Melissa Schultz has a long history of work experience in the communications field. In 2020, they took on the role of Director of Communications at GraphGrid, Inc., where they established an Agile process for managing and tracking marketing and communication efforts. Melissa also worked closely with the Director of Product, CEO, and CTO to craft messaging around complex technical topics. In the same year, they were also the Director of Communications at The Graph Foundation and AtomRain, Inc. From 2016-2020, Melissa was the Lead Aerial Trainer and Instructor at Flex Yoga Studios, where they led the 20-hour Aerial Teacher Training Certification program twice a year and provided students with comprehensive training on how to create and lead an aerial class. From 2008-2020, Melissa was the Director of Digital Communication at The College of Wooster, where they provided strategy, vision, and leadership for the College's digital marketing and communication efforts. In 2001, they were the Multimedia Development Specialist at Certified Angus Beef LLC, where they designed, produced, maintained, and managed company websites and digital branding, and created and edited presentation material, graphics, and multimedia projects. Finally, in 2000, Melissa was a Visual Designer at the Ohio University Center for Innovations in Technology for Learning (CITL).
Melissa Schultz holds a BSVC in Visual Communications - Interactive Multimedia and a BS in Environmental Geography from Ohio University. Melissa has also obtained several certifications, including Technology for Product Managers from LinkedIn in January 2022, HIGH5 Strengths Test: Deliverer, Problem Solver, Strategist, Brainstormer, Philomath from HIGH5TEST in August 2019, UX Master Certificate from Nielsen Norman Group in December 2017, Certificate in Web Analytics for Higher Ed from Higher Ed Experts in June 2017, Nielsen Norman Group UX Certified - Interaction Design Specialty from Nielsen Norman Group in December 2016, Nielsen Norman Group UX Certified - Web Design Specialty from Nielsen Norman Group in December 2015, Certificate of Achievement in Web/Social Media Writing for Higher Ed from Higher Ed Experts in April 2013, Certificate of Achievement in Responsive Web Design for Higher Ed from Higher Ed Experts in October 2012, and Inbound Marketing from HubSpot Academy in January 2022.
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August 1, 2020 - present
Director of Communications at Cordoba
Director of Communications at Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck
Director of Communications at Iris Capital
Director of Communications at SEforALL
Director of Communications at Beardmore Chevrolet
Director of Communications at Portland Art Museum